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Alberta lifts moratorium on renewable energy projects

The government of the Canadian province of Alberta has announced plans to ban new renewables projects on high-quality agricultural land and within a 35 km radius of areas with pristine views, following a nearly seven-month pause on approvals for such installations.

Fully printable flexible perovskite solar cell achieves 17.6% efficiency

Developed by scientists in Canada, the 0.049 cm2 solar cell was built in ambient air fabricationand with a reactant known as phenyltrimethylammonium chloride (PTACl). It achieved an open-circuit voltage of 0.95 V, a short-circuit current density of 23 mA cm−2, and a fill factor of 80%.

Nova Scotia launches heat pump initiative

Partnering with Canada’s Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program will enable LMI households to receive funding to cover the full cost of switching to a heat pump.

Canadian startup offers 35%-efficient indoor perovskite PV modules

Canada’s Solaires Enterprises says its indoor perovskite modules are suitable for powering a range of electronic devices, such as wireless keyboards, smart door locks, electronic shelf labels, and sensors.


Saskatchewan First Nation signs PPA for $200 million solar project

The Ocean Man First Nation agreed to purchase power from a new 100 MW solar project, among the largest in Canada.

Small-scale solar best for environment but agrivoltaics may be the answer

A lifecycle analysis finds that although it’s better for the environment to put solar on a roof, a mix of both is needed.


Canadian farm lobby presents renewable energy proposal

Rural land for renewable generation should be considered as a last resort, developers should restore environments post-project, and hosting “site objections” should be considered, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) says in its submission regarding proposed renewable energy legal changes in the Canadian state of Ontario.

‘Not a very special year’: Canada solar expert mulls 2022 slump

Last year Canada switched on its largest utility-scale PV array, the 465 MWac Travers Solar Project, which buoyed solar figures to 4.4 GW, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). But a PV expert warns a six-month pause on renewable energy projects in Alberta this year could slow the whole country’s momentum.

Next generation winning legal battles against fossil fuel policy

A recent landmark decision in Montana is considered a game changer, marking a turning point in efforts to save the planet from the devastating effects of fossil fuel use.

Sunrise brief: Unprecedented solar and storage growth on horizon

Also on the rise: Nova Scotia’s largest utility-scale solar facility is complete. Adapture Renewables acquires 450 MW solar portfolio in MISO region. And more.

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